Bookmarked To save his bookstore from closing Mark Werner realizes it s going to take a miracle like getting reclusive best selling author Shepherd Knight to agree to appear for a signing After their disastrou

  • Title: Bookmarked
  • Author: Piper Vaughn
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • To save his bookstore from closing, Mark Werner realizes it s going to take a miracle like getting reclusive, best selling author Shepherd Knight to agree to appear for a signing After their disastrous last encounter, Mark doesn t hold up much hope Shepherd will agree Shepherd s never made a single public appearance In fact, Mark wouldn t even know what he looks like haTo save his bookstore from closing, Mark Werner realizes it s going to take a miracle like getting reclusive, best selling author Shepherd Knight to agree to appear for a signing After their disastrous last encounter, Mark doesn t hold up much hope Shepherd will agree Shepherd s never made a single public appearance In fact, Mark wouldn t even know what he looks like had he not accidentally discovered the sexy stranger he d been flirting with for months, aka Tall Dark and Grumpy, was also his fanboy obsession But desperate times call for desperate measures If Mark can convince Shepherd, it ll be a major coup in the book world and might just save Bookmarked from sinking Too bad Shepherd won t reply to his e mails Yet Mark didn t earn the reputation of having a sunshine and rainbow fart personality for nothing He ll do whatever it takes to get his man and hopefully not make a fool of himself in the process.

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    1. See my review at Sinfully Addicted.4.25 “Tall-Dark-and-Grumpy” Stars!“Welcome to the gayborhood! In the cozy town of Heartsville, the streets are lined with trees, the shops are full of friendly faces, and happily ever after is just around the corner. Come get to know the boys next door – naughty, nice, and everything in between.”Bookmarked by Piper Vaughn is the first book in a five part contemporary MM romance series which is a collaborative effort by five authors. Each novella is wr [...]

    2. The StorySee the blurb.MarkCute. I loved him… How could I not?Shepherd Gruff and gorgeous.The RomanceQuick, uncomplicated, and delicious. Secondary characters Awesome.PlotEngaging and smooth.Recommended?Oh, yes!Originally posted on my blog.

    3. ~3.5~Mark & Shepherd's storyThis series screams Flufftastic Goodness! I read Bookmarked first, although all the novellas, which take place between early fall and Christmas time, are standalones and can be read in any order. The characters flit in and out of each other's lives, but there are no spoilers. I like that there is such a strong sense of community and friendship in this imaginary town! Heartsville is a Gayborhood afterall!Piper's books always deliver on the warm and cozy, and this o [...]

    4. Mark Werner's bookstore is sinking. He tries to save it from closing by convincing his favorite best-selling author Shepherd Knight to make an appearance at a signing. The thing is, Shepherd doesn't do public appearances and he won't reply to the e-mails Mark send him. However, after a heated exchange of words between the two of them, Shepard might have changed his mind about coming to Bookmarked and helping his fan who gushed all over him during their first encounter.It's a fun and sweet enemie [...]

    5. *** 3.75 Stars ***The first in a series of standalone books with intermingling characters, Bookmarked introduces readers to the fictional and extremely LGBT-friendly town of Heartsville, Illinois. With a few words (and helped along by Natasha Snow’s cover art), I found myself transported to a quaint little town where independently owned stores with old-fashioned signs line the downtown streets, and people are friendly enough to hold doors for each other and smile at total strangers just to see [...]

    6. Welcome to the Heartsville gayborhood!!!Full of pretty, sexy, naughty, smart and funny boys!I'm very excited about this new project . Heartsville is an LGBT friendly town and each book of this series features a different couple of its residents.This is the story of Mark, owner ofBookmarked, the local bookstore, and Shepherd, a local bestselling author with anxiety issues.Their last encounter was disastrous. Mark went on full fanboy mode when he realised who the sexy stranger in his bookstore was [...]

    7. This is going to be a quickie review because it's a quickie book and I don't want to give away too much- so straight to the point Bookmarked by Piper Vaughn is a delicious little enemies to lovers story that takes place in a Heartsville, Il gayborhood. Mark's bookstore is in danger of closing down and he must ask a beloved author for his help in order to save it. Unfortunately said author, Shepherd, is not eager to help after having had a disastrous encounter with Mark.This book had all the elem [...]

    8. 3.5 StarsUm, I - like many of you - probably can't resist a romance about a nerdy bookstore owner. To make it even better, said nerdy bookstore owner wears glasses. Yep. I'm being a bit superficial. Anyhoo, Mark and Shepherd may have started off on the wrong foot but once their misunderstandings are cleared up, it's pretty much smooth sailing for these two. Throw in some very nice, hot "interactions" and you've got a simple, enjoyable and sexy fluff read. You couldn't ask for more except for it [...]

    9. Super cute. Just the kind of book I needed to help with the Monday blues.I loved Mark and his book store Bookmarked. His enthusiasm and determination to save a place he truly loved was inspiring.I even kind of liked Shep. His attitude set for the perfect groveling story line and I was excited for it.Perfect level of cute, drama and steam. This book touched on others living in the town and I look forward to meeting them and reading their stories. If they are anything like this one I will be a hap [...]

    10. 3 StarsMark Werner is the proprietor of Heartsville’s beloved bookstore, Bookmarked. Unfortunately, Mark’s business is falling on hard times, so in an effort to boost sales and customer interest, he seeks out Heartsville’s locally-based internationally-bestselling author, Shepherd Knight, to ask if he would help out by doing a signing at the store. Regardless of Mark and Shepherd’s obvious mutual attraction, their initial interactions don’t go well, mainly because Shepherd is quite a r [...]

    11. This was the first book in the series that I read and I loved it! A nerdy bookstore owner in glasses? Yes please! I loved that Mark fanboy'd all over Shepherd. Who here hasn't done that once or twice (or a million times)? Sexy, funny and heartfelt, this was a winner all around. Though I do have to say, poor Stephen King. I'll never look at one of his books the same way again. Heh, all I kept thinking with that scene was, 'don't break the spine or crease the pages!'Mini review of this and all the [...]

    12. ***4 Stars***This was a sweet and quick story that hit all the spots. An indie bookstore owner and reclusive author gave me just what I needed when my reading time was limited. It made me smile, it had just the right amount of steamd it made me curious about the other inhabitants of Heartsville.

    13. Bookmarked is the first of a series of novella written by five authors. While all of the can be read as stand-alone (and at this moment, all of them are sold in only $0.99, yes, for a LIMITED time) but I thought starting with this one would give me a 'vibe' of what Heartsville was all about. The main couple here were Mark Werner, owner of the local's bookstore, Bookmarked, and Shepherd Knight, a reclusive author whom also Mark's favorite author-crush.As always with Vaughn's stories, it had cozy [...]

    14. A romance between a bookstore owner with a heart of gold and a reclusive author??? Yes please? Sign me up twice!I had a soft spot for this story before I even started. What one of us can’t relate to the absolute and complete immersion into being a fangirl/guy for our favorite authors? Mark’s bookstore is struggling and he’s starting to feel a little bit of desperation. Problem is the author that he wants to come in for a signing is incredibly reclusive and Mark feels he’s made an ass of [...]

    15. *** 3 okay stars ***What happens in this story is basically what it says in the blurb. I actually think the blurb gives away too much for the story to be real interesting. There was one small plot twist that the blurb doesn't mentions, but that plot twist was so unnecessary, that it could have been left out. It just cause some mild drama.  I think the story fell a bit flat, to be honest, since there was no surprises. It was a straight forward okay read. Thumbs up for the book store owner and [...]

    16. 4.5 Stars for this contemporary M/M romance novella.Mark is the owner of an indie bookstore, Bookmarked, teetering on the brink of insolvency and is desperate to increase sales. He plans to host a series of author events, to bring people into the store, and he's sure if he can convince a local bestselling author to participate he'll have a chance at keeping the doors open longer. Trouble is, Sheppard Knight is a total recluse. He's never done a signing--or an author event. Mark reaches out, and [...]

    17. 3.5 stars rounded upA romance about the owner of a bookstore and a writer?This was the fluffy no-angst read I needed! It doesn't happen very much more than the blurb tells us. But since it's only 82 pages it's enough for me. - OK, there could have been a bit more happening. Though it doesn't have to!Yeah, IMO they got it on a tad bit too fast - though they gave the word bookporn a new meaning to me!Not only had he [Mark] screwed around in his bookstore, which was unprecedented, he'd come while s [...]

    18. Fluffy and sexy. Shep is a gentleman in the street and a freak in the bed with a splash of social anxiety and a dash of uncontrollable nervousness that causes diarrhea of the mouth. Mark wants him for more than one reason and when he needs him even after two unfortunate encounters Shep comes through. They say what they feel, no bullshit, and get together. The relationship develops nicely and they slot into each other's lives effortlessly. They tackle obstacles together and quickly become a team. [...]

    19. Not really my favorite from this author. Maybe it was due to the length, but I didn't really connect. I do like the idea of a series around the "gayborhood", so I'm sure I'll read more of the series.

    20. This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.Mark and Shepherd met a year and a half ago at Mark’s bookstore, Bookmarked, and it was a bad first meeting. They both reacted poorly. When Mark realized the guy he was admiring from afar was his favorite author, he gushed like a fanboy. Shepherd, in a panic, was very rude, and told him to get lost. Then never came back to the store again.Now Mark is desperate to save his store, so he swallows his pride and asks Shepherd to [...]

    21. This series of five books was a pure delight to read. I've read (and loved) work by Nico Jaye, Piper Vaughn and JH Knight before, but Jayden Brookes and Cate Ashwood were new to me. I'm going to review the series as a whole, although each book is standalone and could be read that way.What can I say? I LOVED the gayborhood. It is a series of pure delight. Easy to read, sweet without being sugary and just a teeny tiny bit of angst to add a bit of bite. This series is the pyjamas, slippers, hot cho [...]

    22. 3.5 starsLoved the book store theme and thought the romance was pretty cute. Didn't completely feel the attraction between Mark and Shep though.

    23. ***** Another wonderful tale in the Heartsville ("gayborhood") series. *****Each story can stand alone, and each is by a different author, but connected through the series ! Amazing characters, heartwarming plots, and with super sexy men, these are worthwhile. Here we have Book Shop owner, ever positive, "rainbow-fart", sweet Mark struggling to make his business flourish. If he could get Sheppard, a famous author, to the book signing, he'd be thrilled, but the man is always rude to him. We'll fi [...]

    24. 2.5 starsIt's cute and cozy and sweet and fluffy but apart from that there's not much going on. The writing is good but the whole thing felt rushed to me. I loved the premise of the book, I was really looking forward to the book shop setting but I was disappointed. It was, dare I say it, a bit boringThere isn't much character development and it felt a bit mundane. I didn't feel the attraction between Shep and Mark, for me they lacked chemistry. I didn't actively dislike it but I certainly didn't [...]

    25. Welcome to Heartsville, a town with a flourishing LGBT community. Piper Vaughn’s Bookmarked is the first novella in a five part series written by five authors. They all take place in the ‘Gayborhood’ and are featuring five different couples.The love story about Mark, a bookstore owner and Shepherd, a best selling author, is sweet, sexy and angst free. Loved those two bookworms together, and will definitely continue reading the series.Recommended!

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